Reading Mrs. Dalloway: June 13 2020
Craig Saper (aka DJ Readies) with Zara Worth
In honor of #DallowDay, Craig Saper's excerpt of his 2020 version of Mrs. Dalloway (with a reading of the new version by the UK-based social media artist Zara Worth) has been published by Textshop Experiments.
The piece can be used as a prompt, assignment, or example in discussions of either conceptual writing and reading, or of the echoic potential of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway in 2020. What I am interested in highlighting is the echoes of today’s situation (pandemic) already in Woolf’s text and now desedimented as if I was reading it imperfectly now on June 13, 2020 based around a the homonym in the novel's opening line. Besides rewriting the text as if the opening line’s homonym directed the rest of the novel, I have also re-masked Clarissa Dalloway on the front cover.
Zara Worth is an artist, writer and researcher.